Beauty is Within Us

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Sarah Job

acrylic on wood.I was listening to Yoko Kanno's song when I drew this. It's really more of an idea of what a few of the lyrics are rather than a message about the whole song. The girl represents beauty, and the heart is a representation of how it grows within us. Yoko Kanno's "Beauty is Within Us"Oh mother dearLook what you've doneTo your forlorn and once beloved sonWhy was I born at all?Oh mother dearI'm such a freakA mutant man, a woman underneathWhy was I born at all?It's you I blame for all the shameThis anguish and this achingThe mirror turned against the wallMyself despised, forsaken*You say, "Beauty is within us, your mother knows.""There's a beauty that's within us, just like a rose."You say, "Beauty is within us, so let it grow."But it's grown so dark and uglyOh mother dearI curse you soFor breathing life into your wretched sonWhy were you born at all?Oh mother dearI love you soOh please forgive this anger in my soulWithout you I'm aloneIt's me who's been eternally damnedTrapped inside this cage, a ruined manAll damaged and depravedOh mother dearThis miseryHas settled like a stain upon my skin- a vast unspoken sinAnd my mistake is much too lateBut your mistake was trustingThat out of grief, a goodness comesAnd love comes out of lustingYou say, "Beauty is within us, your mother knows.""There's a beauty that's within us, just like a rose."You say, "Beauty is within us, so let it grow."But it's grown so dark I can not see you anymore"Oh beauty is within us, mother knows.""Oh beauty is within us, like a rose.""Oh beauty is within us, let it grow.""Oh mother dear, let me out of here!"


Published More than a year ago

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